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Climate change threatens red knot population

In December, the red knot was added to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's list of endangered and threatened wildlife, making it the first bird whose listing identifies climate change as a principal threat ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Ecology
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NASA satellite spots Christmas

If you're looking for Christmas NASA's Aqua satellite spotted it in the Southern Indian Ocean. It's a coral atoll (a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands made up of coral) in the northern Line Islands ...

dateDec 24, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers on expedition to solve 'small island problem'

Researchers from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering are starting their new year with an expedition to the island of South Georgia to carry out research into improving weather forecasting. You can follow the team's progress on their blog. ...

dateDec 22, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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